How does one remember how to think?
July 31, 2006 1:09 PM Subscribe
How does one go about "remembering how to think"? A good friend recently mentioned to me that she no longer has any motivation to think deeply about anything, be it religion, philosophy, or even which side of her toast to butter. Help me kick-start her curiosity by suggesting films and books.
posted by thewhitenoise to religion & philosophy (28 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
We haven't seen each other in years, but we spent a week doing nothing but talking about all sorts of "deep" subjects. We discussed some concepts in theoretical physics (such as the string theory), religion (what is God?), philosophy (existentialism), and art.
I'm trying to suggest some movies, books, podcasts for her to digest in hopes that they'll motivate her to get back into it. I've come up with a few good ones (such as some Richard Linkletter films), but I'm curious to know what else might be helpful.
(As an aside, there is some medication involved, but adjusting it really isn't an option)